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July News Archive

Modern Ghana More Pregnant Women Register Under Free Maternal Health Care Programme
The National Health Insurance Authority (NIA) has recorded a total of 50,924 pregnant women who have registered under the free maternal health care programme since its inception on July 1, 2008.

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Nigerian Tribune We’ll reduce maternal mortality rate by 75% by 2011 - Ekiti govt
Ekiti State government is prepared to reduce maternal mortality rate in the state by 75 per cent in 2011 as against the 60 per cent target set by the Federal government for the period.

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The News, Yemen US$3M For Maternal Health Signed
The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Liberian Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare have signed a maternal health project valued at US$3 million.

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Yemen Times Midwives trained to manage their own private clinicsSponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, the National Association of Yemeni Midwives, in cooperation with Shahir Foundation for training, concluded a private business management training course for midwives last week to enable them to operate their own businesses and offer mothers better health services in targeted governorates.

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Relief Web UK Government aid contributes to dramatic decline in women dying in childbirth in Bangladesh and Nepal
A new report from DFID shows that UK Government investments in improving maternal health in the world’s poorest countries have paid off. Two per cent of the world’s total development aid would be enough to reduce the number of women dying in childbirth by 75% by 2015. This is one of the headlines in DFID’s Maternal Health Progress Strategy Report 2007 tracking the UK Government’s efforts to improve maternal health in the world’s poorest countries.

eGOV Health links between Wales and Africa going from strength to strength
...This year, ten projects have been funded ranging from a partnership involving Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust which aims to reduce maternal mortality and perinatal mortality through the provision of simple drugs and basic training to a partnership between Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust and Hossana hospital

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